Back in 2013, I accidentally discovered the Rizzoli & Isles series by Tess Gerritsen. I really liked these books, which led to me finishing and catching up on the entire series within a year. Besides, I read some other books by this author, with different experiences however. So when I got the chance to get a review copy of The shape of night, I immediately jumped on it out of curiosity.Read More
Radio silence by Alice Oseman has been on my TBR for nearly 2 years now. I always intended to listen to the audiobook, but surprise surprise, that never happened. So I finally bought the ebook and actually read it.Read More
A while ago, I came across The seven or eight deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames. I knew I wanted to read this book, but I just didn’t feel like buying it. Fortunately, it was included in October’s Bookchoice selection, so I went ahead and grabbed it.
- Trigger warnings: (mention of) rape
At the beginning of this month, Now is everything by Amy Giles got its Dutch release. From the moment I saw the synopsis, I knew that I wanted to read this book. I did nearly as soon as I bought it and I have no regrets.
- Trigger warnings: physical and emotional abuse, mention of (committing) suicide
On November 19, the final installment of the “the folk of the air” series by Holly Black was released. The queen of nothing was supposed to release in January 2020, but we got lucky and got it two months earlier. I immediately started this book, did I like it as much as I had hoped for? Note: this review contains spoilers for both The cruel prince and The wicked king.Read More
A few months ago I stumbled upon the book Sparrow by Sarah Moon. I was not that sure whether I wanted to read it, but decided to give it a go. On the other hand, Circe by Madeline Miller has been on my tBR for more than a year. Two totally different books, but I will bring them together in this mini-reviews post.Read More
For many people, The starless sea by Erin Morgenstern is their most anticipated book of 2019. I haven’t read The night circus before, so I was a little hesitant about this book I have to admit. Is Morgenstern’s writing for me? However, I saw many positive ARC reviews of The starless sea, so I decided to dive right into it.Read More
A while back, I stumbled upon Scars like wings by Erin Stewart. I immediately added it to my TBR, because such stories interest me. First of all, I haven’t read any book about a burn survivor in Young Adult bfore. Furthermore, this story shows courage and empowerment, themes that are explored more and more these days.
- Representation: Burn survivor, anxiety, insecurity, depression
- Trigger warnings: Graphic description of burns and scars, (re-experiences of) a traumatic experience, bullying, suicide attempt
2019 is the year I finally started reading the books by Cassandra Clare. I read them in recommended order, so I read the first three books of The mortal instruments and then I dove into The infernal devices. I just finished the second book in this series.Read More
When I first saw The Beautiful appearing on social media, I was curious. It’s about vampires and I really wanted to go back in the days and read a good young adult novel about vampires. All reviews I’ve read were glowing, so I decided to go ahead and read it.Read More